The Great Dying of Thermometers

By Jo Nova

It’s like watching the lights go out over the West. Sinan Unur has mapped the surface stations into a beautiful animation. His is 4 minutes long and spans from 1701-2010. I’ve taken some of his snapshots and strung them into a 10 second animation.

You can see as development spreads across the world that more and more places are reporting temperatures. It’s obvious how well documented temperatures were (once) in the US. The decay of the system in the last 20 years is stark.

For details on just how sinister the vanishing of data records is, see my previous post on Anthony Watts and Joe D’Aleo’s extraordinary summary of Policy Driven Deception.

Sinan points out that people might not realize that many thermometers haven’t actually disappeared – they are often still collecting data – it’s just that their records are not being included in the “global” compilations. Though, as Watts and D’Aleo point out, sometimes these forgotten thermometers are still used to calculate the baseline averages.

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  • Rob N. Hood

    What about the great dying that is happening to animal and plant life in the Gulf of Mexico??!! This appears to be another huge tragedy, and that, along with all the other tragedies that have been piling up in the last decade I’m starting to reconsider the End Times hysteria.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD

      Oh, and that’s relevent to this story how?

  • Hal Groar

    Rob is a headline reader. This one zipped through the “thermostats aren’t alive” filter in his brain. I find this interesting. How else could Mann get the figures he wanted. Truly amazing.

  • paul wenum

    The “End Times” will come when you actually post your own original thoughts, not others. Man, I hope you don’t start thinking. Sorry, Rob, that was “Tough in Cheek,” however very true actually.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Oh, yes so very sadly true in your own mind, I know. It was difficult for you to insult me- gosh, what a guy! (tear falling on the keyboard)…

  • paul wenum

    Sounds like a song? Start thinking reality and how to make it better my friend without chastising others with no formal plan. Blather doesn’t cut it.

  • Rob N. Hood

    Projecting, again, yourself onto others.

  • paul wenum

    I get your dander up don’t I my friend. Discourse is good.

  • Rob N. Hood

    You do not actually engage in discourse. Your side hardly ever does. You lecture, blame, demonize, and denigrate.

  • paul wenum

    According to you “degenerates” don’t. Correct?

  • Rob N. Hood

    Nope. Want to put words in my mouth again?

  • paul wenum

    Just like you my friend.

  • Rob N. Hood

    You must have been a master debater in school…

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